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15 faculty members elected as AAAS fellows

Fifteen Vanderbilt faculty members conducting a range of biomedical and clinical research have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Six of the 15 have received funding through the university’s Trans-Institutional Programs initiative.


Provost names committee to develop vision for College Halls programming

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Susan R. Wente has named a new committee of faculty and staff members focused on developing the programmatic vision for Vanderbilt’s College Halls.


November issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

Read the November 2017 issue of “The Open Dore,” Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente’s newsletter, which is now available online.


First-generation students find community of support at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt programs provide strong support to first-generation students as they navigate the uncharted waters of college life.


Vanderbilt Video receives four regional Emmy nominations

Vanderbilt Video has received four Mid-South Regional Emmy nominations for excellence in television, the industry’s highest honor.


VU astronomers continue international effort to map and analyze universe in greater detail

Vanderbilt astronomers will carry out detailed studies of nearby stars orbited by planets with the potential to harbor or sustain life.


Assistant principals named to Governor’s Academy for School Leadership at Vanderbilt

GASL is a partnership between the state, Vanderbilt’s Peabody College and local school districts to cultivate school leaders in Tennessee.


VUToday: University concerns about GOP tax plans in weekly roundup of VU news

University News and Communications publishes “VUToday,” a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media, each weekday. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Nov. 13.


VUPD designates area for safe exchange of items bought, sold online

Vanderbilt University Police Department has designated an “Exchange Area” or “Safe Deal Zone” to provide a safe environment for Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff to trade legal new or used items bought or sold online through various apps.


SkyVU transition necessitates temporary retirement plan contribution freeze

Because of the need to convert current retirement plan contributions to Oracle Cloud, there will be a period of time when employees are unable to make changes to their retirement plan contribution percentages.


IRS announces 2018 retirement plan contribution limits

The IRS has announced retirement-plan contribution limits for the 2018 calendar year.


Women’s basketball’s Education Day will close roads near Memorial Gym today

Portions of Jess Neely Drive and Natchez Trace will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, for Vanderbilt women’s basketball’s annual Education Day, when the team will host more than 3,000 elementary and middle school students.


Vendor to demonstrate new system for proposal submissions, grant and contract management Nov. 29

One of two finalists to replace Vanderbilt’s current systems for proposal submissions and grant and contract management will provide a demonstration on campus from 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.


SkyVU Town Hall scheduled for Dec. 7

Come to the SkyVU Town Hall at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in Sarratt Cinema. During this one-hour event, members of the executive steering committee will discuss program updates.


Teacher, activist Acosta to speak on rights and education of Chicanx and Latinx youth Dec. 7

Activist Curtis Acosta’s talk is titled “Victory in Arizona: Defending the Rights and Education of Chicanx/Latinx Youth.”


Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning offers Macrogrant opportunities; deadline is Dec. 7

The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning invites applications for Macrogrant awards for the fall 2017 cycle. These grants provide seed funding to promote development and research in digital learning.


SkyVU wants to hear from you: Take survey for chance to win $50 Amazon gift card

SkyVU has released a follow-up survey to measure the university community’s preparedness to navigate upcoming process changes and to use Oracle Cloud’s new software tools.


Participate in survey gathering feedback on pedestrian and cyclist safety

Faculty, students and staff can access and fill out a five-minute survey created by Vanderbilt Public Safety until Dec. 15.


Executive Education offers 25 percent discount on professional development programs

Vanderbilt Executive Education at Owen is offering university employee discounts on its programs.


Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning winter term

African American pioneers in sports and entertainment, media in a time of fake news, and climate change and human health are among the winter offerings of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.


Take Note

» Make note of modified hours over Thanksgiving holiday

» Special evening InsideOut of the Lunchbox event: ‘A Christmas Carol’ Nov. 28

» Sarratt Holiday Arts Festival coming Dec. 1-9

» Barnes & Noble offers faculty and staff additional discount Dec. 8

» Limited Submission Opportunity: Department of State Human Rights and Democracy Fund

HR News

» Watch: ‘Unclutter Your Mind, Revitalize Your Life’

» Celebrate good health with Hold the Stuffing challenge

» Fall session of Weight Watchers at Work now underway

» My Southern Health: Four myths and facts about weight-loss surgery

» My Southern Health: Staying healthy during the holidays

Research News @Vanderbilt


Nov. 20
Register for Art and Dance Classes for 2018

Nov. 20 — 9 a.m.
Exhibition of work: Elaine Bradford

Nov. 20 — 11 a.m.
Who Are We? Identity and the Contemporary Photographic Portrait

Nov. 22 — 1 p.m.
ArcGIS Working Group

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